Microsoft products also vulnerable to Mozilla flaw

Tuesday, 13 July 2004, 1:04 PM EST

Popular Microsoft Corp. products may be vulnerable to a security vulnerability that is similar to one patched for the Mozilla Web browsers last week.

Microsoft's MSN Messenger and Word word processing application both support a feature that could give remote users access to functions that could be used launch applications on Windows computers, according to an alert from Secunia, which tracks software vulnerabilities.

A Microsoft spokeswoman said the company is investigating the reports, but is not aware of any attacks using the vulnerabilities.

By Paul Roberts at Info World.

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